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Intel 530 Series 240GB 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive (Reseller Kit) SSDSC2BW240A4K5

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240 GB
Reseller Kit
  • 240GB Storage Capacity
  • SATA Drive Interface
  • Boost your PC to the next level in storage performance and reliability
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Product Details

Capacity: 240 GB | Style Name: Reseller Kit
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4.3 x 0.9 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00DTPYT78
  • Item model number: SSDSC2BW240A4K5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (399 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 8, 2013

Product Description

Capacity: 240 GB | Style: Reseller Kit

Intel 530 Series 2.5-Inch Internal Solid-State Drive
Lose the lag. Lose the limits.

The Intel Solid-State Drive 530 Series offers the next generation of consumer computing. Utilizing its new small form factor, higher performance, and low Idle power, it’s the next evolution of the Intel Solid-State Drive.

Intel Evolving Storage Technology

Intel Solid-State Drives (Intel SSDs) continue to evolve with the introduction of the Intel SSD 530 Series - aimed at a wide array of consumer platforms including Ultrabook, traditional desktops and laptops, as well as the latest tablets and small form factor mobile systems. Intel Solid-State Drive 530 Series offers high quality, reliable performance and low power consumption for space conscious computing using M. 2, mSATA and 2.5” (7mm) form factors.

New Small Form Factor Introduction

The Intel SSD 530 Series product paves the way for thin and light computing devices by introducing the latest M2 form factor. Intel’s SSD M2 form factor shrinks the total storage area significantly versus traditional 2.5” form factor storage devices. Along with the M2 form factor, Intel SSD 530 Series is also available in mSATA and traditional 2.5” form factors enabling the technology in a variety of solutions. The Intel SSD 530 series product line comes in a wide range of capacities from 80GB to 480GB.

A New Generation of Power-Efficient Performance

The Intel SSD 530 Series accelerates platform performance with sequential read and write performance up to 540 and 490 megabytes per second (MB/s) Random read and write input/output operations per second (IOPs) reach up to 41K and 80K respectively. With the Intel SSD 530 Series, your computer will blaze through the most demanding consumer client applications and easily handle intense multi-tasking. In addition to strong performance gains, Intel SSD 530 Series provides extended battery life through new lower power modes. Idle power consumption of Intel SSD 530 Series is reduced by >90% in comparison to a typical hard disc drive reducing power from watts to milliwatts. When the Intel SSD 530 Series is coupled with a 4th generation Intel Core based platform, advanced power mode settings reduce power dissipation, another order of magnitude – from milliwatts to microwatts.

World-Class Reliability with the latest NAND Technology

With the Intel SSD 530 Series using the latest 20nm Intel NAND technology, you also benefit from the high quality and reliability you’ve come to expect from Intel. In addition to the power, space savings, reliability, and peace of mind, the Intel SSD 530 Series is supported with Intel’s outstanding warranty and customer support.

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20nm Intel NAND Flash Memory Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Sequential Read / Write up to 540 / 490 MB/s
Random Read / Write up to 41K / 80K IOPs
SATA 6Gb/s, compatible with SATA 3Gb/s
Up to 3.7mm height / up to 10 grams weight
Up to 7mm height / up to 78 grams weight

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So, about performance... I am very happy with the speed increase.
Max Air
I trusted Intel for their reliability and the review performance statistics show that it is more like an above-average SSD.
Wallace Tan
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a decent sized, fast, and affordable Solid State Drive!
Raymond Villa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

138 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Al on October 17, 2013
Style Name: Drive OnlySize Name: 180 GB Verified Purchase
UPDATE: Amazon no longer sells this drive at the introductory price. Although the drive has increased in price, it's still an excellent SSD, and it's still extremely competitive on a $ per GB basis.

Intel is now a price leader in the 5-year warranty consumer space. This drive was (at Amazon's introductory price) almost the same price as the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB (before provisioning). Intel was giving 50% more space than the Samsung 840 Pro for nearly the same price. Even with the higher price, it's still a better deal per GB than the Samsung 840 Pro.

I have 5 SSDs on my personal computers. 3 of my 5 SSDs are Intel, my other 2 are Samsung 840 (Pro and non-Pro) drives. I have an Intel 330 120GB and 2 of these new 530 180GB drives. Synthetic benchmarks can show the advantages and disadvantages of all my different drives, but for all practical purposes, I can't tell the difference in my daily use. My backups show a small difference, but since my backups are automated weekly, it doesn't make any difference.

Both Intel and Samsung have excellent software packages.

Reliability and price rule my choices. Since flash drives wear out through the process of programming and erasing cells, and use wear-leveling to make the drives last longer, I did a search for these statistics.

A simple search of the reviews of my various drives shows my SSD's different program/erase (p/e) cycles.
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52 of 63 people found the following review helpful By wrightwinger on October 11, 2013
Style Name: Reseller KitSize Name: 240 GB Verified Purchase
Item COMES WITH 3.5" ADAPTER AND SATAIII cable (but with 180* angled head).
So no need to order an adapter for a desktop.
(No review of actual ssd yet)
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33 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Tan Yao Zong on November 25, 2013
Style Name: Reseller KitSize Name: 240 GB Verified Purchase
I noticed that not many people left reviews about this product and its compatibility with MacBook, so here's what i gathered so far based on my usage! =)

Laptop Model: MacBook Pro 13" (Mid 2012) Non-Retina
OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks AND Bootcamp Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

About the product:
Item came in a good sturdy box, and was easy to install. But there was no USB to SATA cable, so those of you who prefer installing the OS on the drive before physically mounting it into your MacBook, you may want to consider getting this cable first. For myself, I clean installed the OS 10.9 from a USB thumbdrive after fitting it into the MacBook.

Compatibility with MacBook Pro:
Boot time:6-8s
Shutdown time: 10-12s

I read on another forum that some other MacBook users experienced problems on a warm reboot (ie. the drive doesnt allow them to reboot after its been startup, and can only do a cold reboot), but so far I have not encountered any of such problems, even with both OSX and bootcamp installed.

Since installation (just a day ago), I'm liking every bit of it, especially the significantly faster bootup times, and that applications and processes are much snappier than before (I was previously using the stock Toshiba 500GB mechanical HDD that shipped with the MacBook).

So for those of you who have doubts over its compatibility with MacBook, i'd go as for to say that there certainly isnt any compatibility issues.. However, if optimisation for efficiency and power-saving features etc is your primary focus, I'm not so sure how well this performs just yet.. Certainly, the low price point (as compared to other brands of SSDs) is a heavy consideration that made me purchase this over the others..
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By b. Weiss on February 5, 2014
Style Name: Reseller KitSize Name: 240 GB Verified Purchase
The hardware itself works as expected. Haven't used it long enough to comment on the reliability though.

Speed, what speed? When you buy a SSD, the least you should be concerned of is the speed. It is unfortunate that so many people are obsessed on reading specs which simply do not matter in real life.

When it comes to SSD, all that matters is the reliability, because even the slowest SSD are fast enough, to a point that anything faster would be virtually unnoticeable in daily routine use.

Reliability is an entirely different matter. In contrast to the speed, there are many unreliable SSDs out there. When they have problems, they tend to be very costly problems.

Therefore, approach SSDs with a practical mind. It is not a gadget you can game with. Buy the most reliable, and forget about the specs.

I chose to stick with Intel, both because of their track record, and because of my personal experience. I bought this SSD to replace a three-year-old Intel 320 SSD, which has had absolutely no problems on a system that is almost never shut down 24/7 in the last three years. I decided to replace it because I've run out of space on it.

SOFTWARE PROBLEM:

But I would like to alert users that the Intel data migration software is not a reliable tool. It is very easy to use, and works mostly, but fails to do a complete clone migration. I run into a problem, which is seemingly minor but time-consuming to fix. The QuickBooks Pro 2012 failed to recognize the license and therefore could not be run on the new drive after migration.

I believe this problem with QuickBooks is not isolated. These programs probably are designed to defeat users transferring the program from one system to another.
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